The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
I’m sure everyone is aware by now that we have some new voting laws in Georgia. This “conversation” is a great example of everything wrong with our political discourse today. I have no position on this bill either way; for me, the larger issue is our level of discourse.
Paraphrasing Milton Friedman: If one actually cares about people, then she must care about results. So, what would the result of a nationwide $15 minimum wage actually be?
I believe Milton Friedman put it best when he said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
Wednesday was one of the saddest days in our history, yet the market sluffed it off. The lesson: actions have consequences. Right is right and wrong is wrong and we all know it when we see it. If we want things to change, then it has to start with us.
Principle should guide our views, not the color of our uniform. If one’s political opponent happens to agree with her, then that is cause to celebrate, not to disagree for the sake of being disagreeable.